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  • Mobile

    Logitech expands video/audio gear for meeting rooms

    Logitech today expanded its offerings in the videoconferencing/collaboration space with the launch of its <strong>ConferenceCam Connect</strong> device ($499.99). Combining an HD 1080p video camera with dual microphones and a speakerphone for 360-degree audio, the ConferenceCam Connect is aimed at small workgroup collaboration settings (up to six people). The device sits between the entry-level BCC950 unit ($249.99) and the upper-end ConferenceCam CC3000e ($999.99).

  • Software

    Coinbase set to launch licensed Bitcoin exchange in the US

    Bitcoin wallet provider Coinbase will launch the first U.S. licensed exchange for the digital currency on Monday, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

  • Security

    Malaysia Airlines attacked, big data dump threatened

    The Malaysia Airlines website has been attacked and the Lizard Squad, one of the groups that claimed responsibility on Monday, threatened to soon "dump some loot" found on the airline's servers.

  • Mobile

    Google defends policy that leaves most Android devices unpatched

    Google on Friday defended its decision to stop patching WebView, a core component of Android, on versions older than 4.4, aka "KitKat," saying that the huge code base is unsafe to fix.

  • Encryption

    NIST pledges transparency in NSA dealings over crypto standards

    A U.S. agency that develops widely used standards for encryption has pledged to be more transparent about its dealings with the National Security Agency, amid concerns the NSA undermined those standards to boost its surveillance efforts.

  • Search

    North Carolina could be next in Google Fiber roll-out

    Two cities in North Carolina could be the first to benefit from a planned expansion of Google's fiber-optic Internet service.

  • Hardware

    Conference calls a waste of time? In 1915, this one made history

    These days, making a call across the U.S. is so easy that people often don't even know they're talking coast to coast. But 100 years ago Sunday, it took a hackathon, a new technology and an international exposition to make it happen.

  • Grid & Cloud Computing

    Box rides high on Wall Street’s warm welcome

    Box made a splashy entrance on the New York Stock Exchange Friday, opening at $20.20 per share, or 44 percent higher than the price it had set for itself the night before.

  • Networking

    China tightens Internet control by blocking VPN services

    China is clamping down on unrestricted access to the Internet by blocking services that allow users to get around government censorship.

  • Hardware

    NFL statement on New England Patriots Deflate-gate

    No, the NFL's Deflate-gate controversy involving the New England Patriots' footballs during its AFC Championship win over the Indianapolis Colts has little to do with enterprise networking. But in case you haven't seen it, the league has finally issued a statement on the topic as the build-up to Super Bowl XLIX heightens.

  • Industrial

    A Doomsday Clock reading guide

    The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has moved its Doomsday Clock to three minutes to midnight, setting it two minutes forward. Its main reasons for the change: inaction on climate change and the proliferation of nuclear weapons.

  • Software

    Microsoft releases big update to Windows 10 preview

    Microsoft today released the long-awaited consumer-centric preview of Windows 10, just two days after the company conducted a two-and-a-half-hour presentation that impressed analysts.

  • Software

    U.S. to impose big tariffs on China and Taiwan for dumping solar panels on market

    The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has voted to uphold earlier findings that Chinese and Taiwanese photovoltaic manufacturers have been saturating their market with low-cost photovoltaic (PV) panels.

  • Security

    US spy program has financial, security impacts, says Snowden

    The U.S. National Security Agency needs to consider the repercussions of its spying on electronic communications and data, especially how that impacts U.S. economic interests, former NSA analyst Edward Snowden said today.

  • Industrial

    NASA tests robotic helicopter that would act as Mars scout

    The robotic rovers driving across the surface of Mars are limited by what their onboard cameras can see.

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